Well here is my update on Hespeler Community and Sports Facebook Pages. I started this three years ago and people seem to appreciate it. Enjoy and support our active Hespeler Facebook Community. Note: It doesn’t include individual businesses
INACTIVE Hespeler Pages - (no posts in 2yrs). Hespeler Books and Beers, Hespeler Connexions, Hespeler Trails Awareness Group,
EXTINCT Hespeler Pages from last update- Hespeler Community, Hespeler Riders.
ARCHIVED - Hespeler Village
HESPELER COMMUNITY PAGES
1. 171 Guelph Ave - Forbes Property Preservation Group - 531 members - Original Purpose - Fighting the latest subdivision and apartment building being jammed into the area in and around the Forbes Estate on Guelph Avenue. The development is moving forward with minor modifications. Analysis - Not a lot of posts on the page lately. People that actually care what is happening to Hespeler do post there on occasion.
2. A Safer Hespeler - 687 members - Purpose -This group is about helping make our great village of Hespeler a little safer. Analysis - Good idea but this page is kinda stagnant with a few relevant posts each month.
3. NEW - Hespeler Dog Tales - 231 Members - Welcome to the Dog Lovers Group of Hespeler and the neighboring areas. A place to ask questions and to share pictures and stories of your dogs antics and shenanigans. Like and share this for your family and friends to join the group. Thank you
4. Hespeler Happenings (formerly) Hespeler Anything & Everything - 1.6k members - Purpose -You can post about anything and everything Hespeler related. Recently they changed the name and cleaned up a lot of the spam business ads and set limits on them. Analysis - Definitely doing the right thing controlling spam, hopefully people will contribute more to this page.
5. Hespeler Buy & Sell - 514 members - Purpose - They don’t have to tell you. It is about posting your stuff for sale there. Analysis - I like it. Bonus points as some of the stuff for sale is MADE IN HESPELER!
6. Hespeler Girl's Group!!! - 92 members - Private group started in 2019 - Analysis -Sorry no men allowed so no analysis.
7. Hespeler Heritage Centre - 1,242 like this page - Purpose - The Hespeler Heritage Centre is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of history and community in Hespeler.. Analysis - This is the place to go for people interested in Hespeler’s history. Even better stop in and visit them.
8. Hespeler Heavy Smokers Group - 154 members - Purpose - A place for the enthusiasts of smoked & barbecued flora and fauna. Let's share recipes and tips and post some pics of the those smokey feasts. Analysis - Great idea, love it , join them, get this page busier!.
9. Hespeler Hot Spots - 607 members. Purpose - Community page to share what's going on in Hespeler! Events, Sales, Activities, Grand Openings, and more. Analysis - Ads, Ads and more Ads. A few different ones but similar to all the other pages.
10. Hespeler Mill Pond - 1.3k members - Purpose - All about the community living in homes the are that was once the Forbes Wetland. Analysis - An okay community page.
11. Hespeler Model Aviators - 69 members - Purpose - RC Airplane and Helicopter club. MAAC and membership required Analysis - Good solid page and related website. If interested folks should check it out.
12. Hespeler Moms - 1.6k members - Purpose - This group is for MOMS in the Hespeler area. So we can share information, ask questions and become friends with our neighborhood! Analysis - 400 new members since last update. Sorry no men allowed so no analysis.
13. Hespeler Moms' Social Club - 483 members - Purpose - (HMSC) is a community group for moms who live in Hespeler and who want to connect with other moms and build friendships within their community. Analysis - Sorry no men allowed so no analysis.
14. Hespeler Optimist - 715 people like the page - Purpose - To support the younger part of our community by being " Friend of Youth". Analysis - A great organization that needs some more members!
15. Hespeler Rocks - 1.7k members - Purpose - Hespeler neighbours paint rocks and hide them around our community and when someone finds a painted rock they take a picture and post it in this group with the hashtag #HespelerRocks. Analysis - If you're into it join this group. Fun group.
16. Hespeler Santa Claus Parade - 283 people like this - One of the surviving events that still define the community of Hespeler. Analysis - Always need volunteers. Great historical event.
17. Hespeler Village Market - 2,886 follow the page. Urban community farmers' market, focused on providing producer based, locally sourced products to the Hespeler community. Downtown during the summer.
18.Hespeler Village Neighbourhood Association - 1784 members - HVNA exists to inspire community spirit in Hespeler village by improving and enhancing the quality of life through affordable, social, educational and recreation programs. They have a website too.
19. Hespeler Village on the River - 5,213 follow the page - Purpose - A page run by the Hespeler Business Improvement Association to promote the many shops, restaurants and services in a friendly village setting.
20. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 272 Hespeler - 1,462 like this page -The legion is a not for profit organization. It is not Government funded. The Branch operations are totally sustained by Legion functions. Lcoated at 26 Schofield Street. - Analysis - Support the Hespeler Legion
21. Shop, Eat, Play, Live in Hespeler, Ontario. ( 633 likes ) We LOVE Hespeler how about you? We invite you to share and engage in conversation about what you "LOVE" about Hespeler. Analysis - A lot of posts not about Hespeler. I like the idea but the page but needs refinement.
22. The Good, The Bad, The True Hespeler Community - 1.8k members - Purpose - This is an open forum to respectively discuss anything Hespeler!! Good or bad. 600 members added since last update. Analysis - Always liked this page but sadly not many discussions anymore, still open to anyone posting Hespeler related.
23. The Real Hespeler - 484 members - Purpose - This group started in June 2017 and is all about our favourite town Hespeler. We chat about what is going on in town and our area but with a twist. You don’t always have to be politically correct. Analysis - Ads, ads and more ads.
24. This is My Hespeler - 5.9km members - Purpose - This group is dedicated posting photos & positive stories of all things Hespeler. Show us how amazing this town is! Analysis - Administrators will ban you for saying anything negative about Hespeler. Would strongly recommend other pages especially This is Our Hespeler.
25. This is Our Hespeler - 5k members - Purpose - This Group is for anyone to post anything about their local businesses. ALL home based, mompreneurs, downtown, or any other small business located in ALL of Hespeler is free to share any updates and goings on. Analysis - This group has grown by over 4000 members since our last update.. I love the page but wish it had a few more discussions.
26. Victoria Park Ice Rink - Fisher Mills Rd. Hespeler - 454 members - Purpose - Victoria Park Ice Rink is open to the community, is FREE and anyone can come out. Whether you are just learning to skate or you want to get a bunch of friends out for a hockey game! Analysis - They might have the longest name but their single focus makes for a good group.
27. Hespeler Junior C Shamrocks - 393 like this page. The return of Junior C hockey in Hespeler. Analysis - A giant YES preserving Hespeler tradition!
28. Hespeler Minor Hockey Association - 450 members - Purpose - The Hespeler Minor Hockey Association provides minor hockey for the Hespeler community in Cambridge. Analysis - Play hockey in Hespeler. A great organization. The second oldest minor hockey association in Ontario!
29. Hespeler Minor Softball Association - 197 members - Purpose - The mission of HMSA is to promote and encourage good citizenship among the players of the Association. We strive to establish and promote an active interest in softball for ages 3 through to 18 regardless of ability . Analysis - Page is kept up to date and the baseball season is a short one and reasonable price.
30. Hespeler Skating Club - 143 members - This local skating club like the minor softball and hockey have been in the community for decades. Support them and you support Hespeler.
31. Hespeler Tennis - 504 follow the page - Conveniently located in Forbes Park.
32. Scorpions Volleyball Club - 2,079 members - Started in Hespeler in 2010, still in Hespeler, programs for boy and girls ages 7-18.
BONUS - HESPELER BREWERIES
Four Fathers Brewing Co. 4,504 page likes - 125 Guelph Avenue
Hespeler Brewing - 920 page likes - Sold everywhere in Hespeler!
Sparrow Brewing & Roasting Co - 466 page likes, Located at 4-54 Guelph Avenue